Tom's Biography

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Stanford Graduate School of Education, 2015-present
Director, Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2015-present
Professor of Education, Stanford University, 2012-present
Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia, 2010-2012
Research Professor of Education, University of Virginia, 2010-2012
Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Swarthmore College, 2005-2010
Director, Public Policy Program, Swarthmore College, 2005-2010
Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Swarthmore College, 1999-2005.
Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997-1999.

Thomas S. Dee, Ph.D., is a Professor of Education at Stanford University and a Research Associate in the Programs on Economics of Education, Health Economics and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses largely on the use of quantitative methods (e.g., panel data techniques, instrumental variables, and random assignment) to inform contemporary policy debates. Recent examples include econometric evaluations of incentive and accountability-based reforms and an analysis of recent, stimulus-funded, school-turnaround initiatives.

Curriculum Vitae: 
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Education: 

Ph.D. - Economics, University of Maryland, 1997
M.A. - Economics, University of Maryland, 1994
B.A. - Economics with the Concentration in Public Policy, Swarthmore College, 1990

Publications: 

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Awards/Honors: 

2010 - Outstanding Reviewer, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
1997 - George M. Phillips Award for Graduate Research in the Public Interest, University of Maryland
1997 - Finalist, National Tax Association Dissertation Award
1996 - First-Place Award, Graduate Research Interaction Day, University of Maryland
1996 - Departmental Teaching Award, Department of Economics, University of Maryland

Service/Advisory Boards/Other: 
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Programs on the Economics of Education, Health Economics and Children, 2009-present
  • Member, Economics of Education Research Group, CESifo, 2009-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association of Education Finance and Policy, 2009-present
  • Research Fellow, Danish National Center for Social Research, 2013-present
  • Member, Executive Committee, Public Policy Program, Stanford University, 2012-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014-present
  • Editorial Board, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2012-present
  • Editorial Board, Educational Researcher, 2010-present
  • Member, Future of American Education Project, American Enterprise Institute, 2007-present
  • Fellow, China Center for Human Capital and Labor-Market Research, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China, 2008-present
  • Co-editor, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2010-2014
  • Principal member, Education Systems and Broad Reform Review Panel, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 2009-2012
  • Member, APPAM Program Committee, Fall 2010 Research Conference
  • Member, Technical Working Group, National Evaluation of Magnet Schools, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 2008-2010
  • Member, APPAM Selection Committee, 2009 Spencer Foundation Lecture in Education Policy and Management
  • Member, Method Issues Working Group, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, U.S. Department of Education, 2008-2009
  • Member, APPAM Program Committee, Fall 2008 Research Conference
  • Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, Programs on the Economics of Education, Health Economics and Children, 2000-2009
  • Member, What Works Clearinghouse Panel on School Turnaround, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 2007-2008
  • Member, Technical Working Group, After-School Project, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 2004-2007
  • Visiting Scholar, School of Education, Stanford University, 2006-2007
  • Principal member, Education Systems and Broad Reform Review Panel, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 2005-2007
  • Visiting Fellow, Education Research Section, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2002-2003.
  • Scholar, National Young Faculty Leaders Forum, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2002-2005